The metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor is a device used for amplifying or switching electronic signals. In MOSFETs, a voltage on the oxide-insulated gate electrode can induce a conducting channel between the two other contacts called source and drain. The channel can be of n-typeor p-type, and is accordingly called an nMOSFET or a pMOSFET (also commonly nMOS, pMOS). It is by far the most common transistor in both digital and analog circuits, though the bipolar junction transistor was at one time much more common. More information on MOSFET can be found here.

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  1. Threshold voltage in a nanowire MOSFET

    22 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, SungGeun Kim, Gerhard Klimeck

    Threshold voltage in a metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (better known as a MOSFET) is usually defined as the gate voltage at which an inversion layer forms at the interface between the insulating layer (oxide) and the substrate (body) of the transistor. A MOSFET is said to be...

  2. Band Structure Lab Demonstration: Bulk Strain

    12 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    This video shows an electronic structure calculation of bulk Si using Band Structure Lab. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated.

  3. MOSFet Demonstration: MOSFET Device Simulation and Analysis

    11 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the simulation and analysis of a MOSFET device using the MOSFet tool. Several powerful analytic features of this tool are demonstrated.

  4. Fabrication of a MOSFET within a Microprocessor

    16 Nov 2005 | | Contributor(s)::

    This resource depicts the step-by-step process by which the transistors of an integrated circuit are made.